Posts in Big Hits & Dirty Play


Friday, November 18, 2016

Will Skelton's yellow card for no-arms charge against Scotland

One of the main talking points from Australia's narrow 23-22 win over Scotland at Murrayfield last weekend was the sin-binning of Wallaby second-row Will Skelton late on. MORE »

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Mat Luamanu's brutal tackle gets him a five week ban

Harlequins forward Mat Luamanu has been suspended for five weeks following an RFU disciplinary hearing in London last night. Luamanu was adjudged to have contravened law 10.4(e) for dangerous play after his big tackle against Exeter Chiefs at the weekend. MORE »

Friday, November 04, 2016

All Black legend's son makes crunching tackles vs Otago

You might remember the great All Blacks centre Walter Little, who played 50 times for his country between 1990 and 1998. Rugby runs in the family and while cousin Nicky Little played over 70 times for Fiji, son Michael is now forging his own rugby career, with North Harbour. MORE »

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

The Top 5 Biggest Hits of the Year

The Other Rugby Show on Fox Sports recently revealed their Top 5 picks for the Biggest Hits of the Year, in what was their final show of the season. They are all must-see tackles, most of which you might have enjoyed on here before, but well worth watching again. MORE »

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Biting Zebre hooker cited after receiving straight red card

Zebre hooker Oliviero Fabiani has been cited following the straight red card he receiving for BITING Connacht lock Quinn Roux during their European Champions Cup match this past weekend. He will appear before an independent disciplinary hearing in London. MORE »

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Keith Earls furious after red card for tip-tackle in Munster win

Munster produced one of the most impressive European Champions Cup performances in recent history as they secured a bonus point 38-17 win over Glasgow Warriors, despite winger Keith Earls being sent off in the first half. MORE »

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Brumbies sign Jonah Lomu's hard hitting nephew, Lolo Fakaosilea

The Brumbies have signed hard-hitting former Australia Schoolboys and U20s representative Lolo Fakaosilea on a one-year deal. We first saw Fakaosilea here on Rugbydump late last year when he made a massive tackle against Samoa at the U20 World Championship. MORE »

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Matt Toomua escapes red card decision after dumping Finn Russell

Leicester Tiger's new man Matt Toomua was fortunate to escape with just a yellow card when he picked up and dumped Glasgow Warriors' Finn Russell during last night's European Champions Cup clash at Scotstoun Stadium. MORE »

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Johnny Leota banned for dangerous judo throw on Aled Brew

Sale Sharks back Johnny Leota has been suspended for two weeks after he was yellow carded late in the Aviva Premiership match against Bath for flipping and 'judo throwing' Aled Brew to the floor. MORE »

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

HUGE hits from menacing midfielders Johnny Fa'auli and Hunter Paisami

Johnny Fa'auli went on a rampage for Taranaki against Wellington making three huge hits, while Hunter Paisami put in a monster hit during a schoolboys clash with New Zealand. MORE »

Monday, October 10, 2016

Lood de Jager suspended after dangerous charge into Wyatt Crockett

Springbok lock Lood de Jager has been suspended for a week after he was yellow carded for charging into a ruck against the All Blacks during Saturday's 57-15 humiliation in Durban. De Jager pleaded guilty to the offence in a disciplinary hearing. MORE »

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Controversial red card sees Sergio Parisse suspended until further notice

Sergio Parisse will be out of rugby up until at least the 12 October, when he will appear before a LNR Disciplinary Committee to defend the red card that he received for a tip tackle against Toulouse this past weekend. The sending off was met with dismay in many corners. MORE »

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Quade Cooper sinbinned for off the ball shoulder on Nicolas Sanchez

In Saturday's clash against Argentina, Wallabies Flyhalf Quade Cooper was shown a yellow card after his shoulder charge on Nicolas Sanchez was deemed to be an illegal tackle. MORE »

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Double BITING allegations get Chris Ashton banned for 13 weeks

Chris Ashton has been banned for no less than 13 weeks following two biting incidents that took place in the Aviva Premiership this past weekend. The Saracens winger appeared before a RFU disciplinary panel last night, charged with acts contrary to good sportsmanship. MORE »

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Eye Gouge denied by Brive's Mathieu Ugalde despite incriminating footage

Brive flyhalf Mathieu Ugalde has been cited for the alleged eye-gouge that was seen during the weekend's ugly battle with Grenoble in the Top 14, the same match that saw three players red carded for fighting. Ugalde has since denied the committing the offence. MORE »

Monday, September 12, 2016

Front row sparks mass brawl and three red cards in Brive vs Grenoble clash

A mass brawl broke out shortly before halftime in a fiery Grenoble vs Brive Top 14 match on Sunday. Starting in the front row after a scrum, it took little time for the backs to get involved, as well as replacement players and staff members on the sidelines. MORE »

Monday, September 12, 2016

Sam Jeffries makes a monster blindside hit on Folau Fainga

The third round of Australia's National Rugby Championship (NRC) delivered some great tries and one huge tackle in particular, as the NSW Country Eagles beat Melbourne Rising 32-20. This hit by Sam Jeffries has been touted as one of the hits of the season, and you can see why. MORE »

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Prop Alec Hepburn flies into hooker Tommy Taylor to make huge tackle

Cracking hit from Exeter Chiefs in their Aviva Premiership season opener versus Wasps at the Ricoh Arena, as Alec Hepburn flew off the line to perfectly time this crunching tackle on hooker Tommy Taylor, stopping him dead in his tracks. MORE »

Monday, September 05, 2016

Top 5 Tackles from the Top 14 - Round 3

After another weekend of Top 14 action in France, here is a quick look at five of the best tackles that took place across the country. The video features four hits and an ankle-tap. MORE »

Friday, September 02, 2016

Compilation of the unpunished Teboho Mohoje high tackles against Argentina

Springbok flanker Teboho 'Oupa' Mahoje made a number of high tackles against Argentina in Salta but suffered no consequences on the day. He has since been issued a warning, which frustrated fans as they felt he deserved to at least be penalised on more than one occasion. MORE »

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